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The Kids Are All Grown Up

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All the kids are coming home tonight.  By “kids” I really mean young-adults.  The twins are 20, Emily is 22, and Jim is…24?  Maybe 25…?  I can’t remember because too much trauma happened in between. Everyone thinks that having children and starting a family is a blessing—one of the greatest ...

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Tunes Around Town: Rick Michael

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Rick Michael’s run down of what’s up this Thanksgiving week. November 20-25, 2017 November 20, 2017 Jack Gibson: Acoustic Open Mic / The Swizzle Stick 7:00 to 9:00 November 21, 2017 Lonesome Train / Wasser Brewing Company 7:00-9:00 November 22, 2017 War Radio / Wasser Brewing Company 8:00 to 11:00 ...

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Immerse Yourself: Life After College

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A down payment for a car.  A decent apartment.  Job offers.  I expected these things to fall into place after I graduated from college.  Instead, I faced no job offers and not nearly enough money to start my “adult life.”  So, at 22 I am still living at home with my ...

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Jack Gibson: Beyond the Rebound

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by Donovan Wheeler photos by Caitlin Fogle Prologue The best stories always start with a breakup.  You can see that in Jack Gibson’s eyes when he talks about it.  You can hear it when his voice trails off as his thoughts drift to what once was.  And you can sense ...

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Vignettes: Carmichael

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Carmichael at Wasser Brewing Company Friday–November 17 @ 8:00 Two-thirds of Carmichael’s self-titled debut album is everything that excellent, modern rock-and-roll records dare to be: inventive, exploratory, and experimental.  From introspective ruminations on the human condition hammered out in thematically appropriate, plodding time-signatures to tracks playing with an evocative country-blues ...

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The Five Stages of Being a 2017 Colts Fan

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About this time last year, I wrote an impassioned editorial refuting Donovan Wheeler’s callous claims that the NFL was basically a 32 team brothel designed to take football fans’ money and time by extolling the virtues of the Colts as a unifying force for the community.  Three quarterbacks and nine ...

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Friday Photo Blog: The Little 500’s Cutters

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Throughout the autumn months, in one bicycle shop after another, a quirky little board game appeared on the shelves.  Glory Gears, a game inspired by 1979’s Breaking Away, the surprise hit film depicting Indiana University’s signature spring event, not only captures the excitement of competitive cycling strategy, its very existence ...

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